Sonia Gandhi greets people on Chaitra Navratri, New Year

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New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday greeted the people on the occassion of the New Year as per the Hindu lunar calendar and ‘Chaitra Navratri’.

The nine-day festival of Chaitra Navaratri begins on March 28 and ends with ‘Ram Navami’ on April 5.

It is held in honour of Goddess Durga in the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra — the first month of Vikram Samvat 2074 — which begins on Tuesday.

“Worshipping the three incarnations of the Goddess in Mahakali, Mahasaraswati and Mahalakshmi brings prosperity,” Gandhi said in a statement.

She said by observing fast during the nine-day festival one can achieve triumph over anger and hubris.

“Revering all nine forms of the goddess during the festival gets one peace and comfort in life. May this festival bring peace and prosperity to the entire nation,” she said.

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